Puebla closed out Jornada 12 action with a comprehensive 0-4 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result gives La Franja back-to-back victories – and three wins in their last four – while the Licántropos remain winless in three.
The scoring started early in this regional rivalry, with Puebla taking the lead in just the 7th minute. The visitors sent a free kick into the box and the unfortunate Michael Orozco sent his attempted clearance in off the underside of the crossbar to make it 0-1 with his own-goal.
Chivas de Guadalajara scored for the first time in three matches, but couldn’t do enough to earn any points as Pumas UNAM picked up a 2-1 victory. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, while El Rebaño has now lost two in a row and remains winless in five.
The game started off slowly, with a lot of passes but no incisive ones. Chances were few and far between, but Pumas made one count in the 26th minute, as Carlos González made it 1-0 for the hosts as he stabbed home a cross from Víctor Malcorra.
Necaxa picked up just their second home win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Veracruz. The result gives the Rayos back-to-back victories and keeps them unbeaten in three, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless this season.
Veracruz’s relegation seems ever more of a sure thing, with the Tiburones showing a complete inability to find goals, points, and victories with two-thirds of the Clausura 2019 season gone. They nearly shot themselves in the foot in the 22nd minute of this game when two defenders collided trying to clear a cross and came within inches of sending the ball into their own net.
In a torrential downpour, Cruz Azul fought back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw against Monterrey. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten at home this season but winless in three overall, while La Máquina saw their three-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in five.
The driving rain made field conditions difficult, and although Monterrey found a few early chances, neither team could fully take control of the game. Then, just when it looked like the game would remain goalless going into halftime, Avilés Hurtado finished off a cross from Dorlan Pabón with an impressive bicycle kick to give Monterrey the 1-0 lead in the 44th minute.
América earned a 3-0 victory against Tigres UANL to continue their climb up the table. The result gives the Águilas three wins in a row while the universitarios saw their eight-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Bruno Valdez took advantage of an error by Nahuel Guzmán, who came off his line and got stranded, to finish off his own rebound off the crossbar and make it 1-0 for the Águilas.
In a game filled with refereeing controversy, 10-man Pachuca held on for a 3-2 victory against Toluca. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Diablos Rojos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game started off perfectly for Pachuca, who won a penalty kick in the second minute. Franco Jara was taken down in the box, and he then converted the ensuing penalty to give the Tuzos the 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.
Querétaro scored late to beat Tijuana by the minimum difference in this one. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Xolos have now lost two of their last three.
Querétaro was looking to move out of last place in the table when they returned home here. A sparse crowd didn’t give them much of a home-field advantage, but they were ultimately able to do enough to earn just their second victory of the season.
Atlas grabbed a late goal to earn a 1-0 victory against Santos Laguna on Friday night. The result snaps a six-game losing streak for the Rojinegros, while giving the Laguneros back-to-back losses and keeping them winless in four.
The first half started off slowly, with little intensity. Atlas struggled to find clear chances in the final third, while Santos controlled possession but were unable to do much with it until the final few minutes. In the 37th, Brayan Garnica had a chance but Jesús Gómez cleared the ball off the line.
Monarcas Morelia took a 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold it as León stormed back for a 2-3 away win. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to nine games and keeps them unbeaten on the road, while La Monarquía are now winless in nine.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who surprised the superlíderes by taking the lead in just the 4th minute. The unfortunate Andrés Mosquera sent a cross into his own net when he tried to cut out the service, with his own-goal making it 1-0 for Morelia early on.